Hi. My name is Michael Shynar. My aunt keeps telling this story of how she found me, a 3-year-old toddler, sitting on the toilet telling myself stories to pass time. Nowadays when I go to the toilet I take with me a chess book or a newspaper; But I’ve still got the urge to tell stories.
I’ve done some graduate studies in Mathematics and then worked for a giant corporation as a data analyst, programmer and team leader. Now I’m done with that, instead doing some freelance consulting and taking my first entrepreneurial steps.
I live in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Software in the public domain
- HN Embed: A really nifty greasemonkey script that pulls HackerNews comments into the referenced page. A friend has ported it to chrome.
- I’ve helped integrate an aggregated media search into Wikipedia. Relevant commits.
- A wordpress plugin that allows category-closure. However, on this blog I am using a different plugin.
- Culture jamming events in the Tel Aviv area under the group name shuk.li.
- Built a hovercouch.
- Have been to burning man, and backpacked Alaskan wilderness. (Hebrew travelog)
- I dance Ballroom & Lindy Hop.